At St Leonard’s Lower School, we are growing and learning together with God’s Love. Our Christian values are embedded in all that we do.
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PE promotes skilfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. It provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive, cooperative, collaborative and face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It promotes positive attitudes toward healthy and active lifestyles and increases self-confidence to manage themselves in a variety of situations.
At St Leonard’s VA Lower School we aim to develop pupils who will be physically active and ensure that they have the opportunities to increase competence and confidence across a range of activities.
We aim for children to learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their aptitudes, abilities, preferences and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.
We are committed to using the sports premium funding to promote high quality PE for all children in the school and to enhance their opportunities to take part in competitive and non-competitive sport; to promote positive values for life and to ensure the pupils understand the benefits of sport for better health and fun leisure time activities.
Pupils at St Leonard’s participate in twice weekly high quality PE lessons. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports and skills and we provide opportunities for all children inclusively to engage in lessons, extra-curricular activities, sports festivals and competitive sporting events.
We purchase PE planning, assessment and CPD materials from https://primarypeplanning.com/ to support us to build a progressive whole school curriculum.
We teach lessons so that children:
Enjoy and experience success in PE
Have secure knowledge and build on a range of skills
Develop positive sporting attitudes
Understand at least basic rules and tactics
Experience competition both within and outside our school grounds
Leave St Leonard’s with a good foundation to continue KS2 PE
We offer a range of extra curricular sporting activities, including lunchtime, before school and after school clubs in order to support the government’s commitment to ensuring that children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day, with a recommendation of 30 minutes of this delivered during the school day.
We work in partnership with Leighton Linslade School Sports Partnership to offer our pupils an increased experience of a variety of sports, off site competitions and festivals with other local schools, CPD for staff, bike ability level 1 training and young leader training for our year 4 pupils.
High-quality physical education will motivate children to enjoy and participate in sport and other physically-demanding activities. We provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in order to support their health, fitness and well-being. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities help to embed values such as fairness and respect whilst recognising strengths and weaknesses of themselves and others.
The school has achieved the Platinum School Games Mark for the commitment and development of competition across school and into the community.
At St Leonard’s School, we ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities. All children are provided with the skills and given opportunities to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. Our pupils are physically active and this has positive implications on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of exercise. We hope children enjoy PE and develop a love of sport, and physical activity, that they pursue outside of school and in future life outside of primary school. All pupils understand the values and importance of fair play and being a good sportsperson. Year 4 pupils leave school with the skills to swim 25 metres competently.